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WHAT’S ON: Young people from South Yorkshire schools take to the stage this Christmas

WHAT’S ON: Young people from South Yorkshire schools take to the stage this Christmas

Panto is back in Doncaster, oh yes, it is - Aladdin’s magic carpet is set to fly into Doncaster this Christmas and 18 young people from across the region will be taking to the stage as part of the junior ensemble.


Following an open call, pupils from schools across South Yorkshire were selected to be members of the junior ensemble supporting this year’s pantomime.

Deborah Rees, director at Cast, said: “We had an incredible response to our open call for our junior ensemble this year and it is wonderful to see young people from 13 local schools getting ready to take to the stage and experience the joy of being in panto.”

Aladdin is a pantomime that is always a firm family favourite, full of laughter, sparkle and all the fun of the theatre. It’s fantastic for us to be able to offer this show after lockdown has brought such a challenging time for theatres.

Guests will be taken on a dazzling magic carpet ride full of adventure, comical moments, mischief and mayhem in this fully BSL integrated family show which will run from Friday 26 November through to Friday 31 December.

The classic musical tale of Aladdin, set in a world where Peking meets Doncaster, will tell the story of Aladdin falling in love with Princess Jasmine and meeting the mysterious genie of the lamp - all the while trying to save the world from the cunning sorcerer.

With striking sets, dastardly plots and a spectacular theatrical cast, this Deaf friendly pantomime is a hit for all the family this Christmas. It comes as a welcome festive celebration for theatre fans following a difficult year for performances and theatres.

“We’re really excited to welcome families to this vibrant show and share the festive spirit that we missed out on last year. We’re sure that lots of the parents, family and friends of our junior ensemble will be coming to support them as they shine on stage,” added Deborah.

There will be relaxed/accessible performances on 2 December at 10am for schools or 28 December at 6pm for the public. Cast will also hold socially distanced performances of Aladdin on 27 November at 7pm and on 12 December at 6pm. A captioned and audio described performance will take place on Saturday 4 December at 3pm.


For further information and pricing details visit www.castindoncaster.com


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